Bill Gates is a total idiot? Either you misunderstood which Bill Gates this is about or you need to go buy a dictionary.
I think in all of N.A. a stiff drink is any hard liqueur, with or with out ice.
I think you might want to read 1984 by George Orwell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four
I'm torn as to which metaphor should have the honour of bludgeoning you, the buggy whip or the ostrich head. Progress marches on: keep up or stop for tea with Ozymandias.
I wont dare tell you how much you pay per KWh but 38 watts at 9 cents per KWh would cost me just shy of $30 per year: http://www.citytrf.net/costs_calculator.htm
So criminal organizations should are good and should be nurtured?
Well for a start by 1999 MS had 15 colleges: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microsoft-announces-grants-to-community-colleges-for-it-training-programs-73559917.html
It's been played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H0fpWepRVs
I've been thinking about this. I can buy clip on battery packs of various sizes for many standard phone formats. This is awesome. Most of the time I can wander around with a light phone. The times I'm going to need longer battery life I can clip a battery to the back and off I go.
The cost of a whole home UPS/surge protectors is going to be rather more than the equipment it protects. Protect sensitive electronics. If you are rural consider burying the electrical lines from property line to the house.
Well most stocks went down over the same period and MSFT has been increasing their dividend slowly. I don't and wont own any but for a large company it has not done too badly. Going forward I can not imagine it ever growing at the historic rates, they are just too large and intrenched, but I don't expect they will do too badly either.
Set up a pizza delivery service to sparsely populated locals. Guaranteed Hot on delivery, 35 Minutes or it is free.
Sounds just like a sting operation to me. If you are anonymous please go over there to hand over your IP address and a chat log of all your activities. Thank you, The Management
Read the history books about any country: They've done a lot of violent warfare.
Corel blew up way before NORTEL did.